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Canadian Company Develops 60-Second Ebola Testing Kit

bioLytical Laboratories, a leader in rapid infectious disease diagnostic tests, has successfully developed a pre-clinical prototype diagnostic test for the rapid detection of antibodies to the Ebola Zaire strain responsible for the current outbreak in West Africa.


The prototype is based upon the Company's proven, accurate, and highly accepted INSTI rapid test platform, which is capable of providing results in as little as 60 seconds.


Opening a Thermoformed Package with Just One Hand

What if users could open your medical device package with one hand?

At Pack Expo International, Neil Kozarsky, CEO and President of Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (T.H.E.M.), will explore the possibilities with a new packaging format that could accommodate a variety of pharmaceutical and medical devices. Kozarsky will be speaking Tuesday, November 4, at 11:30 am, at Bemis Co.'s South Hall Booth #3705.

Called Snapsil, the semi-rigid container features a snap-opening function integrated into the lower thermoformed web.

Cleveland Clinic Unveils Top 10 Medical Innovations For 2015

Cleveland Clinic announced Oct 29 its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015. The list includes a mobile stroke ambulance, fast, painless blood-testing, and a novel intra-operative radiation approach for breast cancer.


Keep Up with the Packaging Industry at Tuesday Night at the Drake

Tuesday Night at The Drake during Pack Expo International returns this November 4, continuing the packaging industry’s long-standing social tradition. The event has been hosted by Montesino Associates during the past two Pack Expo International events, which is held every two years in Chicago.

3-D Printing Helps Machinery Company Stay Ahead of Packaging Changes

Brands that innovate and launch products faster lead the market, says Kevin DePasquale of The Whole Package (Oak Ridge, NJ). “More and more companies are changing container shapes, sizes, and graphics to standout on the shelf or on the Internet,” he says. “Consumers are even driving the design of new products through social media,” he says.

The race to innovate could be why DePasquale is seeing a constant stream of unique tubes these days.

DuPont Releases First Industry Summary Report on Tyvek Transition

More than 70,000 packages from 40 medical device manufacturers have been tested under the DuPont Medical Packaging Transition Project (MPTP), and results continue to indicate functional equivalence, reported members of the DuPont team during a Webcast on October 2.

Acquisition of Pro Mach Complete, Company Prepares for Pack Expo International

Pro Mach Inc.'s acquisition by AEA Investors LP (AEA) is now wrapped up, just in time for Pack Expo International, where the provider of packaging machinery and integrated systems will showcase its global family of brands. The company will be exhibiting November 2-5 at Booth S-2134.

PDA Offers Help in Applying Single-Use Systems to Bio/Pharma Operations

The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) announced the completion of guidance on the application of single-use, or disposable, systems in the manufacturing operations for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products with the publication of Technical Report No. 66: Application of Single-Use Systems in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.


Vial2Bag DC Device from West Gains FDA Clearance and CE Mark

 West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a global provider of innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, has received 510(k) clearance of the Vial2Bag® DC device from the United States Food and Drug Administration, and also the CE Mark for the European Union.


Where's the Pain in Your Supply Chain?

When it comes to the supply chain, healthcare industry executives continue to be concerned about regulatory compliance, cost, and product security, report respondents to the 7th annual UPS "Pain in the (Supply) Chain" (PITC) survey. More than 530 executives in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Asia, and Latin America were interviewed during the blind phone survey conducted by TNS, on behalf of UPS, between January and March 2014.

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